Mathematics tuition offered to students studying for GCSE,

GCE "A" and "AS" levels, and also to junior school pupils

who are having difficulties with the subject.

I hold an MA in Mathematics/Philosophy and a PGCE

(Postgraduate Certificate of Education) from Oxford

University.

I have many years' experience of teaching mathematics

I use only my own materials (unless the student has

specific worksheets that he or she wants to go through).

All teaching is on-line, through Skype or other medium.

I am also developing a web site especially for those who

have learning difficulties.

The main principles are:

• Learning is through solving problems. This is

"active" learning, rather than passive learning (listening

to a teacher, reading a book, watching a video, etc)

• Mathate has no fixed problems. Every question is

dynamically created according to the student's answers to

previous questions.

• The material only advances in complexity once the

student has shown a sufficient grasp at the present level

of difficulty.

• If a student gives an incorrect answer, the

correct explanation appears one line at a time. It is much

easier to understand in this way, rather than when a whole

page of explanation is presented at the same time.

• All topics, whether they be concerned with

geometry, algebra, statistics, kinematics or other subject

matter have problems involving work with integers,

decimals and fractions. In this way the student gets

endless practice with each of these number forms.

Calculators may be used, but they are not of great

assistance when dealing with fractions.

• The question level in each subject ranges from the

very simple to the considerably challenging. Thus Mathate

is suitable for all ability levels.

• Mathate can of course be used at any time, 24

hours per day. It is always available, unlike a teacher

(school or private).

• One can start with any topic. It is not necessary

to work through the material in a certain order (although

of course the student must master the rudimentary

operations of arithmetic and algebra before tacking more

advanced subjects).

• Every student's answer is recorded, so the student

can pause and continue studying the same material later or

another day.

• Special "keyboards" appear when particular symbols

are required, such as degree, exponents, square root, etc.

Please call +44 7727 021721 or send an e-mail to

vgl@mathate.com. My Skype address is mathate10.

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